1974 Alberta Game Reports     

 

(June 2)   Al McKee drove in five runs with two homers and a single to lead Red Deer to an 11-8 win over Calgary Giants in the season opener of the Alberta Major Baseball League.  The centre-fielder rapped four-baggers in the 1st and 3rd innings and added a two-run single in the 4th.  Winning pitcher Bob Bridges worked into the 6th inning for the win. Bob Papworth and Hy Lewis poked two-run homers for the Giants.  Tom Parks took the loss.

Tom Parks (L), G. Vejprava (4) and xxx
Bridges (W), Pasutto (6) and xxx

(June 4)   Calgary Giants rode a five-run 4th inning to down Lethbridge Lakers 7-4.  Catcher John Edwards sparked the big inning with a two-run homer. Ray Forgie, who had 11 strikeouts, scattered ten hits for the win. Rob Roy had a homer for the Lakers, who hurt themselves with four errors.

Sullivan (L), Hamagami (7) and Bozak
Forgie (W) and Edwards

(June 4)   Mike Teahen, a member of the 1973 Canadian national team, knocked in four runs to lead Edmonton Blockers to a 9-3 victory over Barrhead Cardinals.  Teahen doubled in the 2nd inning and crushed a homer in the 4th.  Wally Waddle had two runs batted in for the winners while shortstop Rick Johnston had three hits. Glen Winder and Mike Bullock shared the pitching duties.

Winder, Bullock and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 6)  Calgary Jimmies handed Lethbridge its second straight defeat, 5-1.  Jimmies had a three-run homer and a solo shot in the victory.

Ohrn (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 6)  Edmonton Tigers used some early home run power to whip Edmonton Blockers 11-2.  Randy Rasmussen clubbed a two-run shot in the first inning and Murray Steeves followed with a three-run belt in the 2nd.  Winning pitcher Dave Dumbeck and reliever Dennis Lopez combined on a four-hitter for the Tigers. 

Dumbeck (W), Lopez and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 6)    In Red Deer, the Generals' Al McKee and Roger Pozzo combined to walk in four 2nd inning runs but Red Deer rallied to tie Barrhead 4-4 in a game called after eight innings because of darkness.  Following a lead-off double by Dwayne Joliffe in the 2nd, McKee walked five straight batters to account for three runs. Reliever Roger Pozzo walked another. Run-scoring singles by Wayne McKee and Gary Pierson helped the Generals recover.  Don Clark belted a homer in the 5th.

Hendley, xxx (8) and xxx
McKee, Pozzo and xxx

(June 8)  Calgary Jimmies trounced Edmonton Blockers 11-3 in the first game of a weekend series. Brian Towery held the Blockers to seven hits for the win. He had eight strikeouts. 

xxx and xxx
Towery (W) and xxx

(June 9)   Lethbridge Lakers and Edmonton Tigers split a weekend series at Edmonton.  Wayne Commodore's three-run homer in the 5th and Al Symington's solo shot in the 4th powered the Tigers to a 7-2 win in the opener. Dave Dumbeck picked up the win in a relief role.

Buist (L) and xxx
Henderson, Dumbeck (W) (5) and xxx

Lakers scored a pair in the top of the 11th inning and held on for a 9-8 victory in the second game.  Tigers led 4-0 after five innings helped by Julie Owchar's two-run homer in the 3rd, but four errors by third baseman Symington put the Lakers back in the game. Tim Young belted a two-run triple in the 7th to put Edmonton ahead 6-4 but Bob Brown tied it with his two-run triple and put the Lakers ahead when he later scored to make it 7-6. Tigers tied it again in the bottom of the 8th.  In the 11th, Neil Bozak doubled in Ken Nakama and then scored on Gary Picone's single.

xxx and xxx
Maxwell, Hamagami (8), xxx and xxx

(June 9)   Russ McKee hit a pair of four-baggers and John "Boom Boom" Self added a two-run shot as Calgary Jimmies crushed Edmonton Blockers 8-2   Ron Steele, who had two safeties Saturday, added three more Sunday. John Fitzgerald fired a three-hitter and set down 14 via strikeouts for the win.

Osborne (L) and xxx
Fitzgerald (W) and xxx

(June 9)  Calgary Giants edged Barrhead 6-5

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xxx and xx

Calgary Giants capitalized on five Barrhead errors to down the Cardinals 4-1.

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xxx and xxx

(June 13)   Outfielder Wayne McKee drove in 13 runs Thursday as Red Deer Generals whipped the Edmonton Blockers 26-9. McKee paced a 28-hit attack with five hits, two home runs and three singles.  Al McKee was the winning pitcher with relief from Don Pasutto. Ron Kipitzke also homer for the Generals while Mike Teahen and John Osborne clouted four-baggers for the Blockers.  Phil Urabe had four hits for the winners.

Winder (L), xxx, xxx and xxx
A.McKee (W), Pasutto (6) and xxx

Barrhead beat Edmonton Tigers 5-3 for their first win after six loses.  Dave Robb hit a solo homer in the 3rd to tie the game at 2-2, but Wayne Commodore blasted one for the Tigers in the bottom of the 3rd to put Edmonton ahead again 3-2. In the 5th, Lorne Niven drove in his second run of the game and Del Schaffrick knocked in another to plate the winning marker. Terry Hendley went the distance for the win.

Hendley (W) and xxx
Hazell, Stu Henderson (L) (5) and xxx

Calgary Giants rallied for five runs in the 6th inning to down the Calgary Jimmies 7-3. Larry Nakonechny produced a two-run triple and scored on an error to break a 2-2 tie and Carlo Mejia crushed a two-run homer to cap the outburst. Ray Forgie scattered seven hits to claim the pitching triumph.

Forgie (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 15)   Barrhead Cardinals beat Lethbridge Lakers 10-3 in a game featuring home runs by Lorne Niven and Dave Robb. Niven drove in three with his drive to cap a five-run outburst in the 6th inning and Robb clouted a two-run homer in the 8th.  Gavin Long went the distance, striking out 11 Lakers, for the win. 

Maxwell (L), Veres (6), Ferchuk (7) and xxx
Long (W) and xxx

(June 15)  Calgary Giants scored nine runs in the last three innings to whip Edmonton Tigers 11-5. Jim Carrillo allowed just five hits in gaining the pitching win.

Carrillo (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 15)  Calgary Jimmies were handed three gift runs, courtesy of a pair of errors, in the 8th inning and downed Red Deer Generals 5-1. Ron Steele went 3 for 3, including a homer, knocked in three runs and laid down a sacrifice bunt.  Brian Towery tossed a five-hitter for the win.

xxx and xxx
Towery (W) and xxx

(June 16)  Del Schaffrick belted a three-run double in the 1st inning and Barrhead cruised to a 9-1 triumph over Lethbridge. Ken Brown limited the Lakers to five hits for the win.

Ohrn (L), Sullivan (7) and xxx
Brown (W) and xxx

(June 16)   Ron Steele again was the story for the Calgary Jimmies Sunday scoring in the 11th inning for a 3-2 win over Red Deer.  Steele opened the second extra frame with a walk and moved to second on a hit by John Self Cy Frank came off the bench to deliver a pinch hit double to plate the winner.  John Fitzgerald fanned 17 over ten innings for the Jimmies.  Ron Peterson registered the win with an inning of relief.

xxx and xxx
Fitzgerald, R. Peterson (W) (11) and xxx

(June 16)   Calgary Giants swept their weekend series with Edmonton Tigers downing the northern club 9-1. Tony Cameron scattered nine hits for the win.

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Cameron (W) and xxx

(June 20)   Calgary Jimmies took advantage of Lethbridge miscues and bases on balls to down the Lakers 15-6 Thursday night. The game was played under protest as the Lakers claimed Calgary had too many imports in its lineup.  The protest is to be heard next week.  A six-run 6th inning, helped by five walks, a wild pitch and an error, proved to be the difference. Brian Kingman went eight innings to gain the pitching win. 

Ferchuk (L), Buist (6), Maxwell (6), Sullivan (7), Veres (9) and Bozak, Nagahama (8)
Kingman (W), Peterson (8) and Steele

In a wild one at Red Deer, Al McKee's two-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning gave the Generals a 14-12 victory over Edmonton Tigers.  The game featured 26 runs, 35 hits, six of them home runs. The game-winning blast drove in Red Deer playing-manager Mary Coil who had five hits in six trips, including two homers. Wayne Commodore, Ron Watamaniuk and Terry Teale belted four-baggers for the Tigers.  Don Pasutto, the third Generals' hurler, was credited with the win.

Homme, Lopez (L) (7) and Symington
W. McKee, A. McKee (3), Pasutto (W) (8) and McCook

(June 22)  Lethbridge Lakers and Red Deer battled to a 4-4 draw.

(June 22)    Edmonton Tigers made four errors in the bottom of the 6th inning to allow Calgary Giants to score four runs on just one hit en route to a 6-3 victory.  Terry Teale's 2nd inning triple and a run-scoring single in the 3rd by Murray Steeves had given the Tigers an early lead.  Ray Forgie picked up his 3rd win of the season going the distance.  Dave Dumbeck took the loss.

Dumbeck (L) and Symington
Forgie (W) and Price

(June 23)   Edmonton Tigers exploded for ten runs in the first three innings and went on to spank the Calgary Giants 17-10.  Four consecutive singles in the first inning and John Turriff's three-run double in the third helped the Tigers to the victory.

Henderson, Ewasiuk (W) (5) and Teale
Cameron (L), Vejprava (3) and McAuley

(June 23)   In the completion of Saturday's 4-4 tie, Lethbridge Lakers scored three runs in the 11th inning  and held on to top Red Deer Generals 7-6.  Jim Crabb and Marty Coil belted homers for the Generals in the bottom of the inning.  Les Ohrn picked up the win.

Sullivan, Maxwell (7), Ohrn (W 1-2) (10) and Bozak
Bridges, Pozzo (L 0-1) (10), Pasutto (11) and McCook

In the regularly scheduled contest, Red Deer had an eight-run 5th inning and beat the Lakers 10-5.  Phil Boston provided the big blow, a grand slam homer.  Fred Cardwell went the distance for the win.  Les Ohrn took the loss.

Ohrn (L 1-3), Veres (5), Buist (5) and Bozak
Cardwell (W 1-1) and McCook

(June 23)  Strong pitching by John Fitzgerald and Brian Towery helped Calgary Jimmies to a double-header sweep of Edmonton Blockers, 8-4 and 5-0.  Fitzgerald tossed a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the opener while Towery was even better, a two-hit shutout, in the second game. 

Fitzgerald (W) and Steele
Winder (L), Bullock (3) and Teahen

Towery (W) and D. Powers
Jamieson (L) and Gullett

(June 24)  The traveling Berkeley Bears trounced the Calgary Giants 21-7 in exhibition action at Calgary.  The club, with players from the University of California, Berkeley, made quick work of the Giants sending 16 batters to the plate in the first inning.  They scored ten runs, helped by a pair of four-baggers.  The Bears had 18 hits off three Calgary pitchers. The club is managed by Greg Warzecka, with the Edmonton Tigers last season.

xxx and xxx
Carrillo (L), Cameron, Nakonechny and xxx

(June 25)   Al Ferchuk blanked Calgary Giants on six hits as Lethbridge Lakers claimed a 9-0 victory. Neil Bozak led the 17-hit Laker attack with two doubles and a single.  Jim Dompier, Paul Sullivan and Gary Picone each added a double and single.  Rob Roy, Bob Brown and Tim Negrello each had two singles.

Arthur (L) and McAuley
Ferchuk (W) and Bozak

(June 25)  Mike Teahen had a big night, five for five, including a two-run homer and double, good for five runs as the Blockers trounced Barrhead 13-3.  Edmonton had 17 hits off three Cardinals' pitchers.

Osborne (W) and Teahen
Brown (L), VanDeKeere (3), Bernhardson (8) and Niven

(June 25)  Dick Hazell fired a four hitter as Edmonton Tigers downed Red Deer 4-2. Hazell, who had nine strikeouts, had a no-hitter into the 6th inning.

Bowman (L) and Coil
Hazel (W) and Teale

(June 26)   A first inning homer by John (Boom Boom) Self and a run-scoring double by Steve Powers kicked off the Calgary offense as the Jimmies went on to a 7-2 victory over the Lakers at Lethbridge.  Lakers got into trouble again in the second inning but a triple play, started by shortstop Kent Peterson and ending with catcher Neil Bozak ended the threat.  Ken Grove also had a homer for Calgary. Ron Peterson and Powers comined to hold the Lakers to nine hits. 

Peterson (W), S. Powers (8) and D. Powers
Maxwell (L), Buist (6) and Bozak

(June 27)    Gary Hawkey drilled a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 9th inning to drive in two runs and give Barrhead a 7-6 decision over Red Deer Generals.  It was one of 12 hits off three Red Deer hurlers. The Generals played the game under protest because of a controversial call in the 7th inning. 

xxx and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

(June 27)  Calgary Giants had a very early warning that this was not to be their night.  The first batter for the Jimmies, Russ McKee hit a single triggering a three-run first inning that was just the beginning of a 15-2 vctory for Calgary. Outfielder Gary Malmberg drove in seven runs with three hits and a sacrifice fly.  John Fitzgerald won his 4th straight holding the Giants to just three hits in his eight innings of work.

Fitzgerald (W), Ouellette (9) and D. Powers
Forgie (L), Howes (8) and Edwards

(June 28)   The California Berkeley Bears downed Lethbridge Lakers 8-6 in an exhibition game at Lethbridge. The home club took an early lead with three runs in the opening frame.  They rapped five singles, four of them consecutive, by Bob Brown, Kent Peterson, Gary Picone, Rob Roy and Ken Nakama.  The visitors came roaring back in the second inning with a five run outburst, highlighted by a grand slam homer by John Hughes.  Lakers rebounded in their half of the 2nd to tie on a walk to Jim Ross and singles by Brown and Picone.  The Bears scored one in the 7th and a pair in the 8th for the win.

xxx and xxx
Veres (L) and xxx

(June 29)  Tony Cameron fired a five-hitter, fanning 13, as Calgary Giants topped Edmonton Blockers 3-1. Mike Bullock of the Blockers allowed just three hits, but one was a lead-off homer by Bob Papworth.  He also allowed eight bases on balls.

Cameron (W) and xxx
Bullock (L) and xxx

(June 29)  John (Boom Boom) Self clouted a pair of homers to lead the Calgary Jimmies to a 6-3 win over the Barrhead Cardinals. Self had a solo blast in the 6th inning then a three-run clout in the 7th to snap a 3-3 tie and give Calgary the triumph.  Rick Towery held the Cards to five hits.  He whiffed ten.  Gavin Long allowed just seven hits in taking the loss.

Gavin Long (L) and xxx
Rick Towery (W) and xxx

(June 29)   A slugfest at Lethbridge featured 23 runs, 35 hits and 7 errors as the Red Deer Generals walked away with a 17-6 victory.  A six-run 2nd inning, in which the Generals had five doubles and a homer, set the pattern for the ball game.  Phil Urabe led the offensive with a double and four singles in six trips to the plate. Brian McCook had a homer and three singles while Jim Crabb chipped in with a triple and two doubles. Tim Negrello collected a double and two singles for the Lakers.

Cardwell (W 2-1) and McCook
Ohrn (L 1-4), Buist (8) and Bozak

(June 30)  On Sunday, the Generals again trounced the Lakers, this time to the tune of 13-6.  After a 22-hit attack Saturday, Red Deer pounded out another 18.  Playing manager Marty Coil led the way with two doubles and a pair of singles. Al McKee had a double and two singles. Neil Bozak had a two-run homer for the Lakers.

Bridges (W 2-1) and McCook
Sullivan (L 0-2), Picone (7) and Bozak

(June 30)  A three-run homer by Terry Hendley carried Barrhead Cardinals to a 4-1 win over Calgary Jimmies.

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xxx and xxx

(June 30)    Edmonton Blockers clouted four home runs but still dropped a 6-4 decision to the Calgary Giants. Bruce Gullett smashed a pair of homers and Mike Bullock and Brian Betts each had one.  But all came with the bases empty.  Jim Carrillo allowed just three other hits, all singles, in claiming the mound victory.  John Edwards clubbed a homer to led the Giants. Rick Jamieson took the loss.

Carrillo (W) and xxx
Jamieson (L) and xxx

(July 2)  Marty Coil, the Red Deer playing manager clouted a grand slam homer in the 9th inning to give the Generals a 5-3 victory over Calgary Giants.  The blast snapped a 1-1 tie.  Giants rallied in the bottom of the 9th for two runs and had runners on first and third with two out.  However, Bob Bridges picked Paul Gallivan off third for the final out. Ken Bowman, who pitched the first eight innings picked up the win.

Bowman (W), Bridges (9) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 3)   A three-run 5th innining, highlighted by Phil Urabe's two-run double, provided the Red Deer Generals with enough for a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Tigers.  Fred Cardwell went the distance with a seven-hitter for the win. Two of the hits were homers, by Julie Owchar and Randy Rasmussen.

Dumbeck (L 3-3) and Teale
Cardwell (W 3-1) and McCook

(July 4)   Hy Lewis socked a 9th inning grand slam homer to give Calgary Giants a 9-6 triumph over Lethbridge Lakers. Paul Chartrand, who relieved starter Jim Lemon in the 7th, was the winning pitcher.  Bob Brown, third of four Lakers' hurlers, was the loser.

Maxwell, Picone (6), Brown (L) (9), Ohrn and Bozak
Lemon, Chartrand (W) (7) and Edwards

(July 4)   Bob Bridges rang up 14 strike outs and had a string of 24 consectutive strikes in blanking Edmonton Blockers 2-0. Red Deer took an early lead as Jim Crabb belted the first pitch of the game for a homer.  Marty Coil clubbed a homer in the 7th for an insurance marker. Brian Betts had three hits for the Blockers. Rick Jamieson was the loser.

Bridges (W) and xxx
Jamieson (L) and xxx

(July 6)  In a weekend Super Series, restricted to Canadian players, Lethbridge Lakers upended the Red Deer Generals 4-1 at Henderson Park. The series' winner will represent the league in provincial playoffs to determine the Alberta representative at the Canadian championship. Paul Sullivan blanked the Generals until the bottom of the 9th when a walk, error and bloop single turned into the only run for the visitors.  Lakers took the lead in the 2nd inning as Ken Nakama singled, stole second and came home on a double by Brian Hogan.

They added a pair in the 8th on two errors, Bob Turner's single and Tim Negrello's double.  Gary Picone's  sacrifice fly drove in the final Lakers' marker. Fred Cardwell gave up just seven hits in taking the loss. Gord Tucker doubled and singled twice for the Generals.

Sullivan (W) and Bozak
Cardwell (L) and McCook

(July 6)  Outfielder Wayne Commodore fired a strike to home plate in the bottom of the 9th inning to cut down the potential tying run as Edmonton Tigers downed Calgary Giants 5-4 and received a bye into the final of the Super Series.  Three infield singles had loaded the sacks for the Giants with no-one out before Commodore and reliever Ken Ewasiuk combined to halt the rally.  Jules Owchar led the winners with a double and single. Edmonton starter Dick Hazell took the mound decision.

Hazell (W)l, Ewasiuk (9) and xxx
Forgie (L) and xxx

(July 6)  Calgary Jimmies scored two in the 7th and another two in the 9th to down Edmonton Blockers 4-2.  Ken Grove's single and Chris Ouellette's sacrifice fly drove in the deciding runs for the Jimmies. Ron Peterson gave up two runs in the 2nd inning but settled down to blank the Blockers on one hit the rest of the way.  John Elick had a double and single for Calgary.  Jimmies will face Lethbridge Lakers in a Super Series semi-final.

Ron Peterson (W) and xxx
John Osborne (L) and xxx

(July 9)  Paul Gallivan cracked a grand-slam home run over the centre field wall in the 3rd inning to give the Calgary Giants a 7-4 win over Lethbridge Lakers.  Jim Dompier belted a homer for Lethbridge.  Paul Chartrand scattered nine hits for the win.  Mike Buist allowed just nine hits in taking the loss, but he walked nine, threw a wild pitch and had four passed balls.

Chartrand (W) and McAuley
Buist (L) and Bozak

(July 9)  At Red Deer,  Bob Bridges was solid with a four-hitter, nine strikeouts and just two walks, as the Generals trounced Calgary Jimmies 10-1. Brian Kingman took the loss.

Kingman (L) and Steele
Bridges (W) and McCook

(July 10)   Edmonton Tigers scored three runs in the 5th inning en route to a 4-3 win over Red Deer.  Dennis Lopez worked the first five innings for the win.  Dave Dumbeck finished up.

Lopez (W), Dumbeck (6) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 11)  Lethbridge Lakers erased an early 3-0 deficit with a six-run 4th inning and went on to down Calgary Jimmies 14-8 in semi-final action in the Alberta Super Series.   Lakers plated the six runs on just one hit, Bobby Brown's bases-loaded double.  Jimmies' starter Ron Peterson gift-wrapped the contest for the Lakers with six free passes in the frame. Later, Lethbridge got two-run homers from Paul Sullivan and Rob RoyRuss McKee belted a homer for the Jimmies.   Lakers meet Edmonton Tigers in the final.

Peterson (L), Ouellette (7) and Johnson
Sullivan (W), Ferchuk (9) and Bozak

(July 13)  Bob Brown cleared the sacks with a bases-loaded double in the 4th inning and Lethbridge Lakers topped Edmonton Blockers 5-2.  Les Ohrn went the distance for the win. He had ten strikeouts.

Bullock (L) and Gullett
Ohrn (W) and Bozak

(July 13)   Edmonton Tigers, down six runs in the 5th inning, rallied to overcome the Calgary Jimmies 10-9 in 10 innings.  The winning marker came after Tigers' second baseman Dave Sowinski was awarded first on a controversial catchers' interference call.  He scored from second base on a single by Murray Steeves, his fourth hit of the game.

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xxx and xxx

(July 14)   Bob Turner's 7th inning single scored Kent Peterson with the winning run as Lethbridge swept its weekend series with Edmonton Blockers with a 7-6 victory.  Rob Roy paced the Lakers' attack with a two-run homer and a pair of singles. 

Osborne, Jamieson (L) (6) and Teahen
Buist, R. Maxwell (W) (3) and Bozak

(July 14)  Calgary Jimmies held Edmonton Tigers to four hits in posting a 4-0 victory.  Ron Peterson went the first three innings before experiencing arm trouble.  Don Rogelstad came on and went the rest of the way.  Al Herback, John Elick and Dave Morris each had two hits for the winners.  Wayne Commodore had a double and single for the Tigers.

Peterson, Rogelstad  (W) (4) and xxx
Homme (L), Dumbeck (6) and xxx

(July 15)   Red Deer topped Calgary Giants 8-4.  The Generals went ahead in the 6th on Bob Bridges' two-run homer. Gord Graves homered in a three-run 7th for the winners.  Bridges, Blair Hanna and Phil Boston each had three hits for the Generals.  Dave Edson went three for six for Calgary. Wayne McKee allowed six hits and struck out 11 in registering the win. Loser Bob Dinges fanned 10 in his 5 1/3 innings of work, but allowed eight free passes.

Bob Dinges (L), xxx (6), Paul Chartrand (7) and xxx
McKee (W) and xxx

(July 16)   Bob Dinges drove in six runs with a bases-loaded triple and two singles leading Calgary Giants to a 14-8 win over Lethbridge Lakers. John Edwards added a two-run homer. Bob Papworth had three hits.  For the Lakers, Kent Peterson had four singles, Gary Picone three hits and Rob Roy clouted a two-run homer. Jim Lemon picked up the pitching win.

Lemon (W) and xxx
Ferchuk (L) and xxx

(July 16)   Phil Urabe slammed a grand slam homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Red Deer a 9-6 win over Barrhead Cardinals in the first game of a double-header. Generals also won the second game, 4-3.

The opener was the completion of a June 6th tie game which was called after eight innings because of darkness. Barrhead went ahead 6-4 in the top of the 11th when Del Schaffrick and Dave Robb produced run-scoring singles. Jim Crabb led off the Red Deer 11th with a homer.  Losing pitcher Keith Van de Keere then gave up a single to Marty Coil and walked two batters to fill the bases to bring Urabe to the plate.

xxx and xxx
xxx, VanDeKeere (L) and xxx

In the second game, three Red Deer pitchers held Barrhead to three hits into the 7th inning but the Cardinals rapped four straight hits and scored a pair off Fred Cardwell to get within a run.  However Cardwell got Del Schaffrick to pop up to end the inning and save the win for Don Pasutto.  Losing pitcher Terry Hendley belted a homer for the Cards.

xxx, Pasutto (W), Cardwell (7) and xxx
Hendley (L) and xxx

(July 17)   The Lethbridge Lakers handed Calgary Jimmies an early 3-0 lead then turned on the power to thrash the Jimmies 25-7 combining 19 hits with 14 free passes, six wild pitches and six Calgary errors. Bobby Brown crushed a homer and two doubles, Paul Sullivan added three doubles, and Neil Bozak clouted a home run.  Gary Picone and Rob Roy each produced a double and two singles. Jim Dompier had three singles.

Fitzgerald (L), McKee (6) and Powers
Ohrn (W) and Bozak, Nagahama (7)

(July 20)  John Turriff sparked the Edmonton attack with a double and three singles as the Tigers downed Lethbridge 11-6 to gain a berth in the Alberta Baseball Association championship.  Tigers handed the Lakers a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning before rallying with four in the bottom of the 1st, two in the 2nd and another two in the 3rd and cruised to the win.  Al Symington had a double and two singles for Edmonton and Murray Steeves added a homer and single. 

Hazel (W) and Symington
Sullivan (L), Maxwell (5) and Bozak

(July 20)  Bob Papworth's grand slam homer highlighted a seven-run 7th inning as Calgary Giants walloped Edmonton Blockers 17-3.  John Edwards also had a four-bagger and Ray Forgie had four of Calgary's 18 hits. Bob Dinges allowed 11 hits in going the distance for the win.

Bullock (L), Betts (8) and Teahen
Dinges (W) and Edwards

(July 20)  John Self's grand slam homer in the 7th inning was a highlight as Calgary Jimmies blanked Barrhead 9-0. Russ McKee added a two-run homer and a pair of singles. Brian Kingman fired a four-hitter and fanned 12 in picking up the win. Terry Hendley took the loss, hampered by six Barrhead errors.

Kingman (W) and Powers
Hendley (L) and McDonald

(July 21)   Calgary Giants swept a weekend series with the Edmonton Blockers taking the Sunday tilt 7-2.  Blockers had taken a 2-0 lead after two innings but began playing give-away in the third inning. Losing pitcher Rick Jamieson gave up the initial run walking three batters after allowing a single. The next innning, with Bill Dunbar already aboard, Jamieson hit Larry Nakonechny with a pitch then allowed each to move up a base as his pick off attempt at first sailed wide. Jim Lemon singled in Dunbar and catcher Bruce Gullett made it worse by overthrowing a toss back to the pitcher, allowing a second run to score. Giants combined four hits in the 7th to add another four markers.

Jamieson (L) and Gullett
Chartrand (W) and Edwards

(July 21)   Edmonton Tigers and Lethbridge Lakers split a twin-bill at Henderson Park.  Tigers took the opener 13-11 scoring two runs in the bottom of the 9th.  Al Symington led the Edmonton offense with two doubles and a single. Five other Tigers had two hits apiece.  Tim Negrello had a double and two singles for Lethbridge.

Lopez, Dumbeck (W) (7) and Teale
Buist, Hamagami (L) (4) and Bozak

Jerry Veres held the Tigers to four hits in the second game as the Lakers salvaged a split with a 6-1 triumph. Tim Negrello and Jim Dompier each had three hits for the Lakers.  Ken Nakama belted a homer.

Henderson (L), Ewasiuk (6) and Teale
Veres (W) and Nagahama

(July 21)  Del Schaffrick's three-run double in the 8th inning provided the Barrhead Cardinals with a 3-2 win over Calgary Jimmies.  With one out in the bottom of the 8th, Dave Robb hit an infield single, Gary Hawkey and Jim McDonald walked to load the bases setting the stage for Schaffrick's game-winning blow.  Ken Grove knocked in both Calgary runs, with singles in the 3rd and 5th innings. Keith Van de Keere limited the Jimmies to five hits for the win.

VanDeKeere (W) and xxx
Fitzgerald (L) and xxx

(July 24-25)  Lacombe Tournament

(July 26-27)  Calgary Tournament

(July 27)   Edmonton Tigers crushed Camrose Cubs of the Sunburst Baseball League 11-0 in the first game of their Alberta Baseball Association series.

(July 28)   With a 5-1 victory, Edmonton Tigers won their Alberta Baseball Association Super Series over Camrose Cubs. The Tigers will represent the province in the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships in North Battleford next month.  Camrose took an early 1-0 lead but a throwing error in the 5th inning allowed three runs to score. Stu Henderson drove in two insurance runs in the 7th inning.  Fred Cardwell, a pickup from Red Deer Generals, was the winning pitcher scattering seven hits. He fanned 11.  Glen Nelson took the loss.

Cardwell (W) and xxx
Nelson (L) and xxx

(July 30)   Gary Picone rapped a triple and three singles to lead Lethbridge Lakers' attack in a 5-4 win over Calgary Giants.  Les Ohrn held the Giants to six hits in taking the pitching victory.

Paul Chartrand (L) and xxx
Ohrn (W) and xxx

(July 31)    Terry Hendley pitched and batted the Barrhead Cardinals to an 8-5 victory over the Edmonton Tigers. Hendley ripped a grand slam homer in the 6th inning, in a three-for four day.  On the mound, he scattered nine hits for the win. 

Hendley (W) and xxx
Dennis Lopez (L), Stu Henderson (6) and xxx

(August 1)   Bob Turner singled with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to cap a Lethbridge rally and give the Lakers a 6-5 win over the Calgary Jimmies.  Down 5-4, Rob Roy drew a walk and scored the tying run on Tim Negrello's triple.  After an intentional walk to Jim Dompier, Turner came through with the winning blow.  Brian Hamagami, third of three Lakers' hurlers, picked up the win.

Veres, Maxwell (6), Hamagami (W) (8) and xxx
R. Peterson (L) and Powers

(August 1)  Dick Hazell and Dave Dumbeck combined on a five-hitter as Edmonton Tigers blanked Red Deer 5-0. Five errors in the first three innings led to four of the Edmonton runs.  Ron Watamaniuk had a two-run double for the Tigers and Terry Teale added a four-bagger. Bob Bridges took the loss. He struck out 12 and after a shaky start, pitched hitless ball over the last four innings.

Bridges (L) and McCook
Hazell (W), Dumbeck (7) and Teale

(August 1)   Mike Bullock had a home run and a single and pitched an eight-hitter in leading Edmonton Blockers to a 3-1 victory over Barrhead Cardinals. Mike Teahen had two hits for the winners. Jim McDonald and Del Schaffrick each had two hits for the Cardinals.  Keith Van de Keere punched out two doubles. Gavin Long took the loss.

Bullock (W) and xxx
Long (L) and xxx

(August 3)  Calgary Jimmies walloped the Edmonton Tigers 10-1 as John (Boom Boom) Self had three hits including a homer, his 10th of the season.  It's the most since the AMBL was formed in 1967.  Brian Kingman held the Tigers to just five hits while chalking up 15 strikeouts. 

Kingman (W) and xxx
Dennis Lopez (L), Homme (6) and xxx

(August 3)  Barrhead downed the error prone Lethbridge Lakers 8-2.  Keith Van de Keere went the route for the win. Paul Sullivan was the loser. Dave Robb paced the Cardinals attack with four hits, all singles.  Bruce Steinbring added a double and single. Kent Peterson bashed a homer for the Lakers.

VanDeKeere (W) and xxx
Sullivan (L) and xxx

(August 3)  Red Deer edged Edmonton Blockers 1-0 in ten innings. John Osborne and Don Pasutto combined on a four-hitter as Red Deer shutout Edmonton Blockers 1-0.  Blockers played the game under protest claiming the Generals had not followed proper procedures in naming which imports would be playing.

Osborne, Pasutto (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(August 4)  Lethbridge Lakers shaded Barrhead 10-9 coming back from a 7-2 deficit for the win.  Lakers rallied for six runs in the 7th inning to go ahead. Rob Roy singled and Gary Picone and Kent Peterson drew walks to load the bases.  The Lakers got a break when Tim Negrello reached when his high fly to centre was lost in the sun.  Jim Dompier singled to drive in a run and Ken Nakama walked to force in the 5th run. Paul Sullivan greeted reliever Gavin Long with a single to make the count 7-6.  An error resulted in two more runs.  Dompier, who had three hits, settled the issue in the 8th with a towering two-run homer. The Cardinals rallied in the 9th with two runs before Brian Hamagami shut the door. Negrello had a triple, double and single for the Lakers.  Jim McDonald had a double and three singles for Barrhead. 

Hendley (L), Long (7) and xxx
Ohrn, Hamagami (W) and xxx

(August 4)   Edmonton Tigers shaded Calgary Jimmies 4-3 with the winning run coming when pitcher John Fitzgerald hit John Turriff with the bases loaded.  Dave Dumbeck registered the win firing a five-hitter.  The Jimmies also lost their coach for the rest of the season as Marion Stephens left for California to resume his high school football coaching duties.

Dumbeck (W) and xxx
Fitzgerald (L) and xxx

(August 6)  Calgary Giants jumped into a 5-0 lead in the 1st inning and went on to an 8-5 victory over Lethbridge Lakers. Bob Papworth's triple sparked the outburst which included four singles and an error.  Lakers responded with a pair in the bottom of the first and Bob Turner's two-run double in the 4th narrowed the Giant lead to 6-4.  Calgary rallied with two runs in the 5th, one of them a leadoff homer by Ray ForgiePaul Chartrand went seven innings for the win.

Chartrand (W), Lemon (8) and Edwards
Buist (L), Veres (7) and Bozak

(August 6)   Red Deer Generals exploded for eight runs in the 6th inning en route to a 14-5 win over Calgary Jimmies.  Bob Felts and Al McKee each had two-run doubles in the big inning. Russ McKee went four for five for Calgary.  Marty Coil worked seven innings for the win. Ron Peterson took the loss.

Coil (W), Pasutto (8) and McCook
Peterson (L), Fitzgerald (6), Ouellette (8) and Powers

(August 6)   Randy Rasmussen and Julius Owchar each had five for five performances at the plate as Edmonton Tigers crushed Edmonton Blockers 16-3.  Tim Young drove in four runs with a homer, triple and single.  Dick Hazell went the first five innings for the win.  Tim Haufe, a recruit from the Alberta junior champion Blue Willow Angels took the loss

Haufe (L), Jamieson (6), Bullock (7) and Teahen
Hazell (W), Lopez (6) and Teale

NORTH DIVISION
Red Deer Generals   15 10
Edmonton Tigers     12 13 3.0
Barrhead Cardinals  11 13 3.5
Edmonton Blockers    6 18 8.5

SOUTH DIVISION
Calgary Giants      17  9
Calgary Jimmies     16 10 1.0
Lethbridge Lakers   10 16 7.0

(August 7 ) Canadian Senior Championship

(August 7)   Paul Gallivan's three-run double in the 8th inning carried the Calgary Giants to an 8-4 win over Lethbridge Lakers.  With the help of Lyle Moffat's 5th inning home run and second inning double the Giants had built up a 4-1 lead.  The Lakers rallied with two in the 7th and another in the 8th to tie. Bob Dinges drove in Dave Edson with a double to put the Giants back on top and Gallivan put it on ice with his bases-clearing blast. 

Lemon, Chartrand (W) (8) and Edwards
Hamagami (L) and Brown, Bozak (3)

(August 10)  Lethbridge Lakers received a gift win Saturday night as a 9th inning fly ball was lost in the lights and fell in for a safety scoring two runs and giving the Lakers 4-2 victory of the Blockers.  It turned out to be Jim Dompier's third hit of the game.  Winning pitcher Randy Maxwell had a no-hitter into the seventh inning until Dale Larson punched a single to right field. 

R Maxwell (W) and Bozak
Winder (L), Anderson (9) and Teahen

(August 11)   Lethbridge Lakers bunched their scoring in the middle innings in downing Edmonton Blockers 9-4. A four-run 5th inning, with two-run singles by Gary Picone and Tim Negrello, proved to be key to the win. Les Ohrn went six innings for the win.  Jan Anderson took the loss.

Ohrn (W), Hamagami (7) and Bozak
Anderson (L), Hauge (5) and Waddle, Teahen (7)

(August 11)   A 17-hit attack, including three homers, led Calgary Giants to an 11-7 win over Barrhead Cardinals.  Jim Lemon was a star for the winners, not only getting the pitching win, but banging out four hits, going for the cycle, as he registered a single, double, triple and capped it with a homer in the 8th inning. John Edwards and Larry Nakonechy connected for homers in the 6th.

xxx and McDonald
Lemon (W) and xxx

(August 12)   Edmonton Tigers scored two runs in the final frame to edge Barrhead 4-3. 

(August 12)  Bob Felt's two-run homer led the Generals of Red Deer to a 4-1 victory over Edmonton Blockers.

(August 13)   Red Deer Generals ran roughshod over the Edmonton Blockers Tuesday night crushing the Edmonton crew 19-2.  The Generals ran up 25 hits, 13 for extra bases.  Shortstop Phil Urabe had a game for the scrapbook with five hits, three homers and two doubles.  He knocked in seven runs.  Playing manager Marty Coil also punched out five hits, three of them doubles.  Al McKee and Brian McCook each had four hits.  Brian Betts had three hits for the Blockers.  Mike Teahen belted a two-run homer for Edmonton.

Bob Bridges (W) and xxx
Hee (L), Betts (7) and xxx

(August 14)   Barrhead Cardinals kept alive their playoff hopes scoring two in the 9th inning to edge Red Deer Generals 3-2.  Red Deer has already clinched the top spot in the Northern Division while Barrhead is in third place behind the Edmonton Tigers.  Down 2-1, Dale Withage beat out an infield single and Dwayne Jolliffee reached when hit by a pitch.  Gavin Long singled in one run and Gary Hawkey knocked in the winner with a sacrifice fly.  Marty Coil had given Red Deer the lead driving in the first run with a ground out in the 3rd and the second with a homer, his 7th of the year, in the bottom of the 6th.  Keith Van de Keere was the winning pitcher with a five-hitter.

Wayne McKee (L) and xxx
VandeKeere (W) and xxx

(August 14)   Barrhead Cardinals shaded Edmonton Tigers 4-3.  Tigers took a lead in the first inning on Randy Rasmussen's homer and Al Symington had a two-run homer in the third.  Cardinals rallied to tie in the 5th and won it with a run in the 6th.  Gavin Long allowed just four hits in gaining the win.

Dennis Lopez (L) and xxx
Gavin Long (W) and xxx

(August 14)   A five-run 7th inning carried the Edmonton Tigers to a 9-6 win over Edmonton Blockers. The win left the Tigers with a 14-14 record with four possbile games left while Barrhead, the Tigers competitors for the last playoff slot, are 14-16 with two games remaining. Tim Young had three hits for the winners. Doug Homme picked up the win in relief.  John Osborne drove in three runs and Gerry Haig and Dean Litke each had three hits for the Blockers. Junior hurler Jerry Lupul took the loss.

Stu Henderson, Homme (W) and xxx
Jerry Lupul (L), Tim Haufe (7) and xxx

(August 15)   Edmonton Blockers scored two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge Edmonton Tigers 2-1. The Tigers broke a scoreless tie with a run in the top of the 8th as Dick Hazell led off with a triple and scored on Tim Young's single to right.  But, in the bottom of the inning, Gerry Haig and Mike Teahen reached on fielder's choices. Then Brian Betts hit a high hopper deep to third baseman John Turiff whose throw to first was high, going into the dugout as Haig and Teahen came around to score. John Osborne went the route for the win.

Osborne (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 15)  Red Deer downed Barrhead 5-3.

(August 15)   Calgary Jimmies used a 16-hit attack to bury the Calgary Giants 14-6.  A six-run 4th inning broke a 4-4 tie and the Jimmies cruised the rest of the way.  Russ McKee knocked in four runs with a three hit performance. The Jims had struck first, in the first, with John Self's two-run homer. The Giants responded with four in the top of the 2nd, as Bob Papworth had a three-run triple.  Jimmies added a pair in the third. Joey McAuley had a two-run homer for the Giants.  Brian Kingman had a seven-hitter for the win.

Chartrand (L), Parks (5) and Edwards, McAuley (6)
Kingman (W) and Powers

(August 16)    In a pitcher's duel at Foothills Stadium, Calgary Giants edged the Jimmies 3-2 to capture first place in the southern division of the Alberta Major Baseball League. Jim Lemon drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 8th inning.  John Elick had driven in a run in the top of the 9th to tie, 2-2. Giants' catcher John Edwards knocked in the first run with a double in the third and scored in the 6th on an error.   Russ McKee belted a homer for the Jimmies in the 4th to make it 1-1.  Ray Forgie hurled a four-hitter for the win. John Fitzgerald gave up only three hits in taking the loss.

Forgie (W) and Edwards
Fitzgerald (L) and Powers

(August 17)  Edmonton Tigers whipped the Edmonton Blockers 10-2 Saturday to take the upper hand in their battle with Barrhead for the final playoff spot. 

(August 17)  At Red Deer, Barrhead ended up conceding 2nd place to the Tigers after they failed to complete their contest with the Generals.  First, when Barrhead's equipment didn't arrive in time to start the game, umpire Art Nichols wanted the game to be forfeited to the Generals. However, with Nichols replaced, the game began and went 3 1/2 innings before rain caused a 50-minute delay. Then after another 1 1/2 innings of play and no score the game was called because of darkness and Barrhead decided to concede.

FINAL STANDINGS
Northern Division
Red Deer Generals   20 10
Edmonton Tigers     15 15  5.0
Barrhead Cardinals  14 17  6.5
Edmonton Blockers    7 25 14.0

Southern Division
Calgary Giants      20 11
Calgary Jimmies     18 11  1.0
Lethbridge Lakers   12 17  7.5

(August 18)   In a dramatic end to the playoff opener in Calgary, Dave Edson clouted a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Calgary Giants an 8-7 victory over the Jimmies in the first game of the best of three final. Tied 3-3 going into the 9th, JImmies surged ahead 6-3 on a three-run homer by Dave Morris.  But the Giants came right back to tie in the bottom of the 9th with three of their own.  Reliever Paul Chartrand picked up the win after taking over from starter Jim Lemon in the 10th.  Ron Peterson took the loss.

Peterson (L) and Powers
Lemon, Chartrand (W) (10) and Edwards

(August 18)  In a controversial playoff opener at Red Deer, the Edmonton Tigers notched a 3-2 victory over the Generals in a game called in the top of the 6th inning because of adverse weather conditions. The Tigers jumped into a lead in the 2nd inning on a two-run homer by Jules Owchar and a solo blast by Tim Young in the top of the 5th.  The Generals rallied with a pair in the bottom of the 5th on Gord Graves' two-run single.  In the 6th, with lightning flashing, rain threatening and darkening skies, umpire Noel Stock called off the contest. Generals' hurler Fred Cardwell and manager Bob Worobetz protested, to no avail.  The game had started in controversy when Edmonton pitcher Doug Homme was ejected for loudly objecting to the use of Terry Hendley in the Red Deer lineup. American second baseman Bob Felts had injured his ankle and the Generals replaced him with Hendley as the Tigers played the game under protest.

Dick Hazell (W) and xxx
Cardwell (L) and xxx

(August 20)  It will be the Edmonton Tigers against the Calgary Jimmies for the Alberta Major Baseball League title. League Commissioner Bill Mann announced he had upheld a protest lodged by the Tigers against Red Deer during Tuesday's playoff game, won by Red Deer 6-2. As a result Edmonton has been declared winner of the northern division final.  The Tigers protested the use of Terry Hendley who had a homer and scored three runs. Mann ruled that Hendley was ineligible.  Meanwhile, the Jimmies became southern division champions when the Giants forfeited Tuesday's game.

Bob Bridges fanned 15 in the Generals' winning effort Tuesday.

Bridges (W) and xxx
Dumbeck (L) and xxx

(August 25)   Calgary Jimmies defeated Edmonton Tigers 1-0 and 4-3 in the opening games of the best-of-five AMBL final series.  Brian Kingman was the hero for the Jimmies working both games, going the distance with a three-hit shutout in the seven-inning opener and going five innings in the second contest.

Kingman, who had nine strikeouts, had a perfect game into the bottom of the 5th before giving up a walk and a single. Losing pitcher Dick Hazell also had a no-hitter going into the top of the 6th inning when he hit Cy Frank with a pitch and allowed three singles allowing Frank to score the only run of the game. 

Hazell (L) and xxx
Kingman (W) and xxx

The Jimmies jumped into an early lead in the second game as Russ McKee reached on a fielder's choice with two out and scored on a homer by John Self. Kingman went five innings in the second game, not allowing a hit until the third inning when the Tigers scored their first run.  He fanned seven.  Chris Ouellette, who relieved in the bottom of the 6th inning, singled in what proved to be the winning run in the top of the 9th with his third hit of the game.  John Turiff had two of Edmonton's six hits.

Dumbeck (L) and xxx
Kingman (W), Ouellette (6) and xxx

(August 26)  Edmonton Tigers remained alive in the AMBL final holding off a late Calgary rally to post a 13-8 victory.  Down 10-2, Jimmies exploded for six runs in the 8th inning on four hits and two Edmonton errors. Terry Teale smashed two home runs to lead the Tigers' offensivie.  John Turiff had a homer and double. 

Russ McKee and Ken Grove each had three hits for Calgary.  Dennis Lopez went the distance for the pitching win. Mike Rogers took the loss, going the first five innings.  Rick Johnson finished.

Lopez (W) and xxx
Rogers (L), Johnson (6) and xxx

(August 28)   Ron Peterson hurled the Calgary Jimmies to the Alberta Major Baseball League championship Tuesday night with a four-hit shutout as the Jimmies downed Edmonton Tigers 6-0.  Peterson struck out 13 as Calgary took the best-of-five series 3 games to 1.  John Self led the attack with a homer and triple. Cy Frank had a four-bagger and Rick Johnson added a triple and single.

Homme (L), Hazell (5), Dumbeck (8) and xxx
R. Peterson (W) and xxx

(August 29)  Kamloops International Tournament